Main title from Hamlet (1948) (2).  Laurence Olivier presents Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet

(1948)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama | 2h 35min
| Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie | Director: Laurence Olivier

Prince Hamlet takes too long making up his mind to avenge his father’s death

Cast

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British actor, Laurence Olivier, with a small moustache wears a dark suit and herringbone tie
Hamlet - Prince of Denmark
Jean Simmons, British actress, wears a lacy top and a pearl necklace as she poses for a 1950s publicity photo
Ophelia
John Laurie
Francisco
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Esmond Knight
Bernardo
Anthony Quayle
Marcellus
Niall MacGinnis
Sea Captain
Harcourt Williams
First Player
Patrick Troughton
Player King
Tony Tarver
Player Queen
Peter Cushing
Osric
British comedian Stanley Holloway wears a trilby, jacket and tie as he smokes his pipe
Gravedigger
Russell Thorndike
Priest
Basil Sydney
Claudius - The King
Eileen Herlie
Gertrude - The Queen
Norman Wooland
Horatio - His Friend
British actor Felix Aylmer wears a white dinner jacket and bow tie
Polonius - Lord Chamberlain
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Awards

  • 1949 - (Nominated) Academy Awards - Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Jean Simmons (1948)

Pictures

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Main title from Hamlet (1948) (2).  Laurence Olivier presents Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The sight of Yorick’s skull in a churchyard evokes a monologue from Prince Hamlet (Laurence Olivier) on mortality
Hamlet Blu-ray from ITV Studios
Photograph from Hamlet (1948)
Hamlet DVD

Production

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British actor, Laurence Olivier, with a small moustache wears a dark suit and herringbone tie
Director
William Shakespeare
Writer

Companies

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Two Cities Film production company logo (2)
Two Cities Films
Production company